Surgery for patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis: report of 121 cases receiving community-based treatment in Lima, Peru.

@article{Somocurcio2007SurgeryFP,
  title={Surgery for patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis: report of 121 cases receiving community-based treatment in Lima, Peru.},
  author={Jos{\'e} G Somocurcio and Alfredo L Sotomayor and Sonya S. Shin and Silvia Portilla and Maria Valcarcel and Dalia Guerra and Jennifer Furin},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2007},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={416-21}
}
BACKGROUND While most patients with tuberculosis (TB) can be successfully treated using short-course medical chemotherapy, thoracic surgery is an important adjunctive strategy for many patients with drug-resistant disease. The need for physical, technical and financial resources presents a potential challenge to implementing surgery as a component of treatment for multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) in resource-poor settings. However, a cohort of patients with severe MDR-TB in Lima, Peru underwent… CONTINUE READING
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